Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kansas Driver Statistics

Not all teams announce their weekly race previews'. Here is a list of those teams that do reveal the information in the teams race preview: 

#1- Jamie McMurray -  McMurray has made 11 starts at Kansas Speedway.  In those 11 starts, the driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet has accumulated two top ten’s and four top 15’s. McMurray has completed 2,740 out of a possible 2,885 laps (95%) with a total of 26 laps led.  He has an average start and finish position of 20.8 and 20.3, respectively.  His best start at the 1.5-mile oval was fourth in 2004

#2- Brad Keselowski - Keselowski has five Cup starts at Kansas and has one win(June 2011), 2 top 5's and 2 top 10's. Brad's average finish at the track is 10.2.

#5- Kasey Kahne - In 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup starts at Kansas Speedway, Kahne has earned two pole positions, one top-five finish and four top-10s. Kahne has qualified in the top 10 in seven of his 10 races there. He crossed the finish line eighth at Kansas in April and scored a runner-up result in this race one year ago.

#9- Marcos Ambrose - Ambrose will make his seventh career start at Kansas Speedway this weekend. His best start (21st) and his best finish (ninth) came in the 2011 fall race. Ambrose sits in 18thplace in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings heading into Sunday's 267-lap event.

#14-Tony Stewart - Stewart has two wins, five top-fives, eight top-10s and has led a total of 152 laps in his 13 career Sprint Cup starts at Kansas. His average start is 17.0, his average finish is 12.2 and he has a lap completion rate of 98.7 percent. 

#15- Clint Bowyer - Bowyer has 8 Cup starts at Kansas, earning one top 5 and three top 10's along with one DNF. Bowyer finished 2nd at the track in 2007,has an average finish of 15.0 and has lead 43 laps.

#16- Greg Biffle - Kansas is the track where Biffle holds his best average finish. He has an average starting spot of 15.6 and an average finish of 8.0 at Kansas. In 12 starts Biffle has earned two wins, seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes.

#17- Matt Kenseth -  Kenseth has an average starting position of 13.8 and an average finishing position of 16.9 at Kansas, and has achieved one pole, four top-five and seven top-10 finishes at Kansas in the Cup series.

#18- Kyle Busch - Kyle will make his 11th Cup start at Kansas this week and has yet to reach Victory lane. he has 2 top 10s and 1 DNF at the track with an average finish of 20.0.

#22- Sam Hornish Jr. - In four prior Cup starts on the old Kansas configuration, Hornish has a 21.0 average start and a 26.5 average finish. He started 10th and finished 19th in the April STP 400 there behind the wheel of a No. 12 Penske Racing SKF Dodge Charger. Hornish led seven laps in that race. 

#24- Jeff Gordon - In 13 starts at Kansas, Gordon has two wins (2001 and 2002), eight top-five finishes and nine top-10s. But those performances occurred on a surface that is no more.

#27- Paul Menard -  In his seven career Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway, Menard has finished each of his contested races and completed 99.7 percent of his laps (1,812 of 1,817), leading for 11 circuits. He has an average starting position of 12.1 and an average finishing position of 20.1. Menard made his best start of second and logged his best finish of eighth in his October 2008 appearance. 

#29- Kevin Harvick - Sunday’s 267-lap affair will mark Harvick’s 426th career Sprint Cup Series start and 14th appearance at the 1.5-mile facility. During the Bakersfield, Calif., native’s first 13 showings, he has collected one top-five and six top-10 finishes. Harvick holds an average starting position of 20.7 coupled with an average finishing position of 13th, has completed 3,309 of 3,419 (96.8 percent) of the laps contested and is credited with 83 laps led. 

#31- Jeff Burton - The Kansas 400 marks Burton’s 14th start at the 1.5-mile facility and 650th-career Sprint Cup Series entry. Burton has one top-five (2006) and two top-10 finishes (2006 and 2008) at the track, leading seven laps.

#36- Dave Blaney - Blaney will make his 13th start this weekend at Kansas. He has 1 top 10, a 10th place finish in September of 2001.

#39- Ryan Newman - The Hollywood Casino 400 will mark Newman’s 400th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and his 14th at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Newman has one win (2003), three top-fives and four top-10 finishes in 13 starts at the 1.5-mile oval.

#42- Juan Pablo Montoya - Montoya looks to make his eighth start this weekend at Kansas Speedway.  In his previous seven starts he has led 15 laps and earned one top-five and one top-10.  Montoya has completed 1,812 out of a possible 1,817 (99.7%). Montoya’s best start was second in 2011; and he earned his best finish of fourth in 2009. The driver of the No. 42 Chevrolet has an average starting position of 22.7 and an average finishing position of 19.0 at the 1.5-mile oval.  

#43- Aric Almirola - Almirola has one previous Sprint Cup start at Kansas Speedway before the repave – a 23rd-place finish in April of this season. He’s coming off a 12th-place finish at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway last weekend, where his fast Ford Fusion ran in the top 15 the entire race.

#48- Jimmie Johnson - Kansas Sprint Cup Race Notes of Interest:  Two wins (October 2008 and 2011).  Three poles (October 2003, 2007 and 2008).  Five top-five finishes (41.7 percent) and 10 top-10s (83.3 percent) in 12 starts. One DNF (did not finish – October 2004). Average start of 10.9 and average finish of 7.9.

#55- Mark Martin -  Martin is one of nine drivers in the field to have started all 13 Cup races at Kansas. Mark has earned 1 pole, 1 win(October 2005),2 top 5's 5 top 10's, 152 laps led and an average finish of 14.615.

#88- Regan Smith - In five Cup starts at Kansas, Smith has recorded a career-best 24th-place result three times. He has completed 99.3 percent of all the laps he's attempted (1,331 laps of 1,340 total) at the 1.5-mile racetrack.

#99- Carl Edwards - …Edwards will make his 11th Cup start at Kansas Speedway this weekend.  In his previous starts, Edwards has four top-five and eight top-10 finishes. His average start is 18.7 and his average finish is 10.5.  His best finish (second) came in 2008.

- Reported in Team News/Press Releases

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